Archive for date: April 11, 2010

Mancala/Oware/Awari

April 11, 2010 | Games and Diversions | By: Mark VandeWettering

Checkers is driving me nuts. I thought maybe I should implement a different board game, just for variety. Chess and Othello seemed obvious, backgammon might be fun, but games from the Mancala family also seemed interesting. What’s more, you can even buy a cheap Chinese-made Mancala set at Target. Which I did. Apparently Awari has […]

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Milhouse, what are you thinking?

April 11, 2010 | Checkers | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, here’s the problem which is driving me crazy. Milhouse gets itself into this position: Milhouse should play 6-10, and should respond by winning a checker on the next move by forcing the checker that doesn’t move into a trade. But for reasons which somewhat escape me, milhouse judges that 6-2, 6-9 and 6-10 are […]

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